“Islam holds a place in our Western societies.
Islam belongs in Europe.
It holds a place in Europe’s history, in our culture, in our food and – what matters most – in Europe’s present and future.
… the very idea of a clash of civilisations is at odds with the most basic values of our European Union.”
– Federica Mogherini,
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy
and Vice-President of the European Commission
This is an abridged version of the speech delivered by Federica Mogherini at the “Call to Europe V: Islam in Europe” conference held in Brussels, Belgium on June 24th, 2015.
Let me begin by thanking Massimo D’Alema for organising this conference and for inviting me. As I told him while entering this room, this conference shows we are finally approaching the question of Islam and Europe from the right perspective, after years –…
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